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English noun: organ

1. organ (body) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)anlage, cell organ, cell organelle, clapper, comb-plate, contractile organ, contractor, crystalline lens, ctene, effector, end organ, erectile organ, external organ, foot, gland, glossa, internal organ, invertebrate foot, lens, lens of the eye, lingua, organ of speech, organelle, ovipositor, primordium, receptor, reproductive organ, secreter, secretor, secretory organ, sense organ, sensory receptor, sex organ, siphon, speech organ, stinger, sucker, syphon, taret organ, target organ, tongue, viscus, vital organ, vitals, vocal organ, wing


Part holonymlobe

2. organ (group) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function


SamplesThe Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department.


Broader (hypernym)agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office

3. organ (artifact) (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ


Synonymselectric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ


Broader (hypernym)electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument


Domain categorymusic

4. organ (communication) a periodical that is published by a special interest group


SamplesThe organ of the communist party.


Broader (hypernym)periodical


Narrower (hyponym)house organ

5. organ (artifact) wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard


Synonymspipe organ


Broader (hypernym)keyboard instrument, wind, wind instrument


Part holonymclavier, fingerboard, foot lever, foot pedal, keyboard, organ pipe, pedal, piano keyboard, pipe, pipework, stop, treadle

6. organ (artifact) a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows


Synonymsharmonium, reed organ


Broader (hypernym)free-reed instrument









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